study aid is to help the student to master the basic techniques of
solving difficult problems in trigonometry. The book contains
theoretical material, many worked competition problems, and some
problems to be solved independently (the answers being at end of the
book.) Intended for high-school and precollege students.
book has some interesting things, for example it introduces the
trigonometric functions as a feature of a trigonometric circle instead
of a right-angled triangle as many books do. Also the second chapter
(Identical Transformations of Trigonometric Expressions) will help you
understand many combination formulae (which we learn by heart in many
cases without understanding). Chapter 4 (Investigating Trigonometric
Functions) treats the trigonometric functions graphically and analyzes
the meaning of graphs, also with help of their derivatives.
The book was translated from the Russian by Leonid Levant and was first published by Mir in 1988.
From the Authors Contents 5 Chapter 1. Definitions and Basic Properties of Trigonometric Functions 9
1.1. Radian Measure of an Arc. Trigonometric Circle 9 1.2. Definitions of the Basic Trigonometric Functions 18 1.3. Basic Properties of Trigonometric Functions 23 1.4. Solving the Simplest Trigonometric Equations. Inverse Trigonometric Functions 31 Problems 36
Chapter 2. Identical Transformations of Trigonometric Expressions 41
2.1. Addition Formulas 41 2.2. Trigonometric Identities for .Double, Triple, and Half Arguments 55 2.3. Solution of Problems Involving Trigonometric Transformations 63 Problems 77
Chapter 3. Trigonometric Equations and Systems of Equations 80
3. 1. General 80 3.2. Principal Methods of Solving Trigonometric Equations 87 3.3. Solving Trigonometric Equations and Systems of Equations in Several Unknowns 101 Problems 109